It’s getting to be that time of year when residents of fall foliage deprived areas such as Los Angeles an most of Florida start planning places to go to see the falling leaves (which we miss as much as the falling snow at Christmastime). There are plenty of places to visit from the Midwest to the East. There is one little precious spot that provides the perfect venue for a fall foliage foray T.he foliage of quintessential New England and the colonial feel of Provincetown reveals yet another layer to the natural splendor. Picture ducking into a historic waterfront pub for a hot toddy or warm bowl of chowda’.
It’s a charming 15-room bed and breakfast called the Salt House Inn in Provincetown MA, where you wake up to a gourmet breakfast of the flavors of fall: apples, pumpkin and spices and then all fueled up head off to see the sites such as:
- Tennessee William Film Festival September 26-29, 2013 - Celebrating Tennessee Williams' work and life, including the playwright's own connection to Provincetown, this year’s festival features a few of his very early works including The Chorus Girl Plays and the classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
- Provincetown Food & Wine Festival – October 4-6, 2013 – This 3-day celebration features gourmet foods, fine wine and exotic spirits, with weekend activities ranging from spectacular wine dinners, a ten-course wild game dinner, cooking demonstrations, a Champagne & Caviar Brunch and a culinary marketplace. The Festival also includes a number of fund-raising events for deserving local organizations.
- Wellfleet OysterFest , October 19-20 – The 13th annual Oysterfest takes place in the charming seaside town of Wellfleet, just a 20 minute drive from Salt House Inn. The 'Fest includes over 110 artisans, food vendors, raw bars, live music and the annual Oyster Shucking Competition, with ‘shuckers’ from all over the Northeast vying for the championship.
The inn is house in a charismatic 19th century building that originally housed salt mine workers and then grew into a guesthouse that most recently operated as Dexter’s Inn. Completely renovated and modernized, the hotel offers free WiFi, modern furnishings, spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and natural bath products from C.O. Bigelow and Los Angeles, California-based Further.
Breakfasts at the inn are a real treat with freshly-baked pastries, and yogurt, and granola and served at a communal table, or in a private cozy nooks (should you be among those of us who aren’t into socializing in the morning).
Rates start at $150 per night with breakfast included daily. For more information and reservations visit www.salthouseinn.com or call 508-487-1911. For more ideas on what to do and see this Fall in Provincetown visit Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.